Main: (Crambidae / Spilomelinae)
63.054 [B&F: 1409a] Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859)

 

Notes:

A native to Asia, and after an initial finding in Germany in 2007, it has been found elsewhere in Europe, thought that the species was originally introduced with imports from China. Since the first finding, larvae have been found in more locations across Germany, sometimes causing severe defoliation as they feed on box (Buxus sp.). By 2008, C. perspectalis had been reported from five countries in Western Europe. In England, it was first recorded in 2008, when adult moths were caught in light traps at Icklesham, East Sussex, and Weybridge, Surrey. In 2009 a nursery in Surrey found perspectalis larvae causing severe damage.

In 2013, a large infestation was discovered at Longstock Nursery in central Hampshire, from which a number of adults were bred. In the same year, a few individuals were caught in the wild, provenance unknown, and it was new for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the same year. Wingspan 38-42 mm. Somewhat variable, but typical form unmistakable. Larva feeds on Box, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas, and may become a horticultural pest in the UK.

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